HUMBER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Trust: Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Project type: Ongoing refurbishment 
Mental Health discipline: Various, including adult acute in-patient
Products supplied: Retrofit anti-barricade stop (Movastop)

HUMBER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

As part of an ongoing capital improvement program, some 100 anti-barricade stops across five wards were replaced in August and September 2017.  The existing wedge-shaped push button anti-barricade stops were replaced with our retrofit anti-barricade stop – addressing the limitation of push button stops, which can fail to operate if there’s internal pressure.

 

Straightforward retrofit

Straightforward retrofit

As these anti-barricade stops were replacing existing ones it was important that the removal and installation was simple and easy to carry out.  The existing wedge-shaped anti-barricade stops were removed, the frame was patched and the new anti-barricade stop was installed.

  • Fitting within the footprint of existing push button stops, this choice minimised repair work for the trust
  • Unaffected by the size of the door frame, it was a simple and straightforward retrofit
  • Plus, a detailed site survey was not necessarily required – speeding up the overall project delivery

Standardised across the Trust

The Trust has used Movastop since 2012 and now specifies it as standard across their estate because it’s a low maintenance option that’s practical and safe on a day-to-day basis as:

  • Its rapid release mechanism means doors could be opened outwardly by staff within just 15 seconds.
  • Internal pressure wouldn't affect the activation – so it can be opened even if a service user is pushing on the door.
  • It can be stored securely in a parking station when removed, minimising weaponisation and meeting the Trust's requirements of increasing staff safety.
  • Plus, the reinforced aluminium and steel construction would help to provide durability. 
Standardised across the Trust

 “Movastop is a low maintenance, durable product which is tried and tested in our wards and our team is familiar with. It’s about as straightforward an installation as you could imagine. On the clinical side, it’s safe – giving anti-barricade access when we need it – and practical on a day-to-day basis.”

Projects and Strategic Development Manager, Humber NHS Foundation Trust